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ACCESSING THE NEBULOUS HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION T. McIntyre UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL 32773


April 15, 2019

Situation/Problem Statement and Objectives: Seminole county has many waterbodies that are labeled “impaired’ for nutrients. The nutrients arise from a variety of sources but can be attributed to a lack of best management practices in the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Horticulture, McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County

Combining Classroom Instruction with Yard Evaluations to Promote Florida-Friendly Landscaping A. Marek, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL


April 15, 2019

Situation: With exponential population growth in Marion County has come an ever-increasing demand for fresh water, particularly for irrigation. The Marion County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program offers programs year-round to educate the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Horticulture, Marek, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County

CALCULATING FERTILIZER EASILY: A USEFUL TOOL T. McIntyre UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL 32773


April 15, 2019

Situation/Problem Statement and Objectives: Nutrient runoff and leaching can be attributed to a lack of best management practices in the home landscape, including improper fertilization. Homeowners play an integral role in how they or their ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2019, 2019 Central District Symposium, Horticulture
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Garden To-Do’s – Beneficial Insects


April 5, 2019

One of the great things about our dry, warm April is the burgeoning population of insects. Yikes! Am I crazy? Nope; when prey insect numbers rise, predator insects have plenty to eat. That’s a great thing for gardeners because predators help ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Beneficial Insects, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg
Worker Honey bee feeds on pink salvia flower

Honey Bees, are in the air!


April 2, 2019

The business of bees Honey Bees are everywhere in Highlands County. It's that time of year when the bees are busy making honey. Because Highlands County produces so much citrus and citrus produces a heavy nectar flow, the beekeepers come with ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Citrus, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Honey, Insects, PolliNATION

Our Landscapes in the Watershed


April 2, 2019

Where Do You Live? Where do you live? Think about that for a moment - it is a rather easy question to answer. I commonly ask this question at different programs. Most of the time I get responses associated with geopolitical boundaries or locations ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water
Tags: Creeks, Environmental Location, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lakes, Landscape Management, Rivers, Springs, Streams, Water, Watersheds, Where Do You Live?

The Lungs of the City


April 2, 2019

I have memories from my childhood of my grandfather telling me stories about giants of the swamp. At that time I saw some of the largest alligators I have ever seen, but he was referring to the Bald Cypress trees. To this day I see Cypress trees ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Air Quality, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lungs Of The City, Street Trees, Trees, Urban Environment, Urban Forests
Beautiful Florida-Friendly salmon colored New guinea Impatiens contrast with blueish hued junipers in the foreground.

Are You Florida-Friendly?


March 29, 2019

  Learning to Landscape If you are a gardener and you have lived anywhere else, you realize pretty quickly that Florida is different. The weather, the bugs and a whole lot of other gardening issues add to the difficulty. The key to these ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Florida Friendly, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Landscaping

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